Competing for Talent in the Packaging Industry
By Chris Hillman, Executive Search Expert
SearchPath of Chicago, Inc.
With the current workforce rapidly approaching retirement and the new talent longing to work for “trendy” companies, attracting quality workers is a challenge for the packaging industry. Hence, competing for talent in the packaging industry is a pressing issue. The challenge isn’t that there isn’t talent readily available to you but rather, making your position and company be desirable to the candidates. Some ideas to consider when looking to be more “trendy” are:
- Lunch provided weekly
- Incorporate fitness into the workplace
- Celebrate the small things uniquely – let your employees know they are valued
- Company outings that employees actually want to take – happy hours, volunteering, monthly breakfast club or softball.
The Pack Expo in Chicago is happening in November and is a place you’ll be able to see the newest technologies in packaging to 30-minute interactive sessions on how to engage millenials and how to compete for talent.
Schedule some time with us while at Pack Expo and see how we can help you not only find the right talent but hire them. We know you’re not just competing with your direct competitors to hire quality your competing with any desirable company hiring. Let us use our expertise and industry knowledge to leverage what’s unique to your company.
November 6-9, 2016